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The Dingman Company

Scottsdale Bible Church - Executive Pastor

The Dingman Company
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Date Posted: 02/02/2016
Categories: Executive Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

To apply please visit the Opportunity Profile on The Dingman Company website:


Scottsdale Bible Church (SBC) is a Christ-centered, nondenominational church known for its values of transformational Bible teaching, engaging worship, authentic community, and service-based outreach all of which are undergirded by grace. The church currently welcomes an average of 5,500 adults and 800 children to its weekend worship services.


God has used Scottsdale Bible Church in much the same the way He used five loaves and two fish to feed thousands. In 1962, He took five families and three individuals and multiplied them into thousands of enthusiastic followers of Christ. There was at the time no evangelical church in Scottsdale.  A group of 13 gathered the first Sunday in January 1962.


After meeting in a home, a school, a women’s club and the Masonic Lodge, the church purchased five acres in 1963, and within two years, had settled into a new facility. God blessed this work with numerical growth, and with boundless faith, 20 acres of land were purchased in 1974. Services began at the new location in 1979.




The work of the church is “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12).  Consequently, the essence of the job is to recruit, nurture and deploy leaders.  Some of the leaders will be on staff and some will be volunteers.  The Executive Pastor is responsible for the day to day operations of Scottsdale Bible Church (SBC), including the supervision of all staff and the coordination of all ministries.


Position Responsibilities


Oversee and supervise the staff of SBC

  • Directly lead the Executive Leadership Team (major department heads)
  • Create and cultivate a climate and culture in which the staff is passionate about their faith and their work, excel in their efforts and enjoy a healthy quality of life.
  • Develop staff structures as needed
  • Handle staff problems and conflicts as necessary
  • Oversee staff performance and process
  • Along with the Senior Pastor, ensure the successful shepherding and development of the staff
  • Ensure the successful communication between the Elders and Staff
  • Along with the Senior Pastor, coordinate key staff activities
  • In partnership with the Senior Pastor, take direct responsibility for hiring and dismissal (and related personnel functions) of the ministry staff. Be responsible for indirect supervision of all other employees through the various team leaders (using existing “two up” principle)

 Coordinate and integrate all the ministries of SBC

  • Ensure successful start-up of new ministries
  • Ensure the on-going management/health of existing ministries
  • Ensure communication between ministries
  • Ensure successful completion of ministries as necessary

 Oversee the implementing of the strategy of SBC as formulated by the Elders and Staff

  • Along with the Senior Pastor, direct and guide the long range vision process of SBC
  • Ensure that the Senior Pastor is sufficiently released and unburdened to pursue his vision casting and communicating responsibilities
  • Participate regularly and actively on the Administrative Council, Finance Council, Building and Facilities Council and the Elder Board
  • Partner with the Senior Pastor so that he may focus on the increasingly intensive responsibilities of public vision casting and overall church leadership, fresh and creative communication from the pulpit, entrepreneurial relationships in the community, and keeping his connection with God alive and robust.
  • Partner with the Senior Pastor in the design and implementation of strategic plans that support and provide appropriate action steps toward the accomplishment of the church’s vision.
  • Give direction and leadership to the Ministry Pastors, their staff and ministry design.
  • Mentor and coach staff ministry team to help them realize their God given potential in alignment with the vision and goals of Scottsdale Bible Church. 
  • Design and deliver a comprehensive training and leadership development process for the staff ministry team, and full staff.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership to the staff ministry team in the design and coordination of all Scottsdale Bible Church ministries.
  • Give direction to the Chief Financial Officer in budget design and implementation, monitoring and evaluating the general status of the church finances, and awareness of the relationship and connection of finances to the spiritual maturity of the congregation. 
  • Serve on the Team of Elders as directed as a non-voting member.
  • General Pastoral Responsibilities (when needed) to include weddings, funerals, sacraments, prayer, etc. and regular presence on the platform in large group gatherings.  If not already ordained the church can license the person for doing marriages.  Direct leadership responsibility with a ministry close to his/her heart.



The greatest requirement for a person in the role of Executive Pastor is a strong personal commitment to Jesus Christ and a love for His church.  The person must demonstrate commitment to ongoing spiritual development and maturity, and must be someone of impeccable personal integrity and moral purity.


Theologically, he or she must be an Evangelical with deep appreciation for the authority of Scripture and an unswerving commitment to a biblically-based lifestyle.  Overall beliefs must be consistent with “Scottsdale Bible Church’s Statement of Faith” (see Addendum 1). A theological degree is preferable but not required.


Professionally, a qualified candidate will be experienced as Executive Pastor of a church with a weekend attendance of over 2000 and a budget over $3 million.  He must have the deep understanding of church life that comes from active involvement and person also having had significant lay leadership roles.  Ideally, a candidate will couple church Executive Pastor experience with prior business leadership experience. 


A key expectation is that this person enjoys the supportive role of a #2 position, yet is comfortable with the assumption of responsibility for a large number of people.  The Executive Pastor position is for a leader who does not desire the limelight, but rather one who seeks to carry the vision into reality as a dedicated supporter of and complement to the Senior Pastor and his gifting.  In addition, he or she should know how to develop leadership abilities in others and how to build and manage a large team.  This is not a preaching role.


Most likely, the person qualified for this role will have a four-year college degree and some theological education. However, this is not mandatory if the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities are demonstrated through seasoned experience.


The ideal candidate will see the work of managing church staff and operations as an act of ministry and apply a profoundly spiritual understanding to the work.


Additional characteristics include:

  • Savvy business thinking and acumen within the context of spiritual objectives.
  • Self-aware and authentic.
  • Loyal and trustworthy.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Politically astute, but not politically driven.
  • Able to delegate without micromanaging, but with good follow-up.
  • Able to be visionary and to cast “vision within a vision.”
  • Entrepreneurial and willing to take calculated risks; however, able to be the respectful “voice of reason” in exploring new options.
  • Able to quickly inspire a sense of trust.

 To apply please visit the Opportunity Profile on The Dingman Company website: